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Kilimanjaro Climb & Safari

Mt. Kilimanjaro: Team Ascends to Shira Camp

After a calm night at Machame Camp at 9,800’, we packed up this morning under blue skies and strong sun and pushed higher.  The team was on the move by 8:00 AM and was immediately on steeper and rougher trails than we’d encountered yesterday.  It was quite busy as the porters from a number of teams -including our own- were anxious to get out ahead and make it to Shira Camp as early as possible in order to claim prime sites for their teams.  We made good progress, eventually following a rocky ridge line for some distance.  It was continually interesting to watch the changes in foliage as we ascended.  Looking out, we were above a sea of cloud obscuring the rest of Africa.  Our sun and views of Kilimanjaro didn’t last.  By the time we’d reached about 12,000’, clouds formed on the upper mountain and stretched to cover us.  By then, we were traversing on blocky lava terraces out towards the Shira plateau.  We made it into our new camp at 12:30 and after getting settled, enjoyed a fine hot lunch.  Afternoon was mostly rest, relax and acclimatize time as we are now at a lofty 12,300’  It is colder here and so we didn’t stay up very late, hitting the sack at about seven, just after a hearty supper. 

Best Regards,
RMI Guides Dave Hahn

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